|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||February 22, 2013||$45|
|Regular||March 22, 2013||$50|
|Late||April 26, 2013||$55|
|Extended||May 24, 2013||$60|
|Extended Final||June 21, 2013||$65||2|
$25 reading fee for students, any deadline.
This page is restricted to registered members only.
First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!
Forget your password? Never got one? You can have one emailed to you immediately by clicking here.
Arctic Circle, by Daniel Rugussis, has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter 2012 Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest.
Todd I. Gordon's Count Roller Skates has been named the winner of the Spring/Summer, 2012 Acclaim Screenwriting Competition.
Alavanche Films, based in Los Angeles is the latest in a growing list of production companies to show interest in Acclaim Film script contest winners.
The Great Beyond by Brent Hartinger has been named the winner of the Fall/Winter Acclaim Film Script Competition.
Charles McNamara has been named the winner of The Acclaim Film Screenwriting Contest for his script The Immaculate Girl.
An interview with screenwriter Mark Kratter regarding the Acclaim Film Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: WHERE THE DEAD GO is an occult thriller with a hardcore horror edge -- “Serpent And The Rainbow” for the “Saw” generation.
Logline: “A by-the-book bioweapons expert is deployed to the war-torn Congo to investigate a suspicious outbreak of disease only to discover that it may be of supernatural origin.”
A: My script, VIRAL, made it to the top ten last year, so I thought I'd try again. Frank Drouzas does a terrific job of running the contest.
I sent WTDG to a few others. So far, it's come in 3rd in the Terror Film Festival, was a Finalist in PAGE International (out of 3,411 entries), and Semifinaled in Big Bear Lake.
A: Yes and yes.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: A small amount of feedback, but very helpful.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: After WTDG's success, I was contacted by a number of managers. However, because I already have one, I've just used the additional accolade in my queries to prodcos.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I have a BA and MA in English from Stanford University. Once I determined that no one was looking for the Great American Novel anymore, I turned my attention to screenwriting.
While I worked on my craft, I got involved with the VC business and securities trading. That transitioned into producing feature films. I found that developing other people's material really helped me to grow as a screenwriter.
A: Yes, I've been here for about a year.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: My next spec, EMBEDDED, is co-written with a very talented screenwriter from Baltimore. It's a high concept conspiracy thriller in the vein of "The Fugitive" and "Enemy Of The State." Our reps hope to take it to market soon.